Dublin Airport welcomed more than 3.1 million passengers in July, which was a new monthly record for the airport, and a 6 per cent increase on the same period last year…
July was the first time in the airport’s 77-year history that more than three million passengers have been facilitated in a single month.
A total of 3,121,469 passengers used Dublin Airport in July – which was more than the airport’s annual passenger traffic for 1986 – while a total of 16.9 million used it in the first seven months of the year.
Based on last year’s figures and figures from the first seven months of this year, it is likely that Dublin Airport will be reporting that it handled around 30 million passengers by the end of 2017.
Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said: “This is a major milestone for Dublin Airport and for the Irish economy. Growing passenger numbers means additional jobs at the airport, and at businesses throughout the country that benefit from growing tourism and additional trade and investment.”
Dublin Airport supports or facilitates 117,300 jobs in the Irish economy and is the largest economic engine in the State. About 20,000 of those jobs have been created over the past four years and are linked to the significant growth in Dublin Airport’s passenger numbers during that period.
Dublin Airport is continuing a significant investment programme to upgrade and expand the airport to cope with growing passenger numbers. “We’re investing about €100 million per year in new facilities for our airline customers and passengers,” Mr Harrison said.